I had taken this kitten to my vet on Friday but he seemed to be having more problems than just worms. The cat has an upper respiratory infection which was not apparent when it first seemed to be sick. My vet is off until tomorrow.
So I called Banfield on Chantry. As a number of years ago I'd had good luck with Banfield at Easton.
They lost my appointment out of their computer before I arrived there Sunday afternoon. There was a man there who had been quoted very high prices about his sick pouch. He was leaving there clearly heartbroken and not knowing what to do. The lady behind the desk was not nice, very bossy, and something about the place was making me very uncomfortable. Banfield wanted me to bring the kitty back today and leave it for four hundred plus dollars worth of tests, not to mention the cost of keeping it overnight.
My vet will be in again on Tuesday. However I'm taking the kitty in tonight to another local vet (found good reviews on line) - because I might need another back up vet sooner or later. This vet sounded sympathetic and caring about animals on the phone.
Today I've gone on line and I've read horror stories about Banfield nationally. How horrible.